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  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    Some Words About Charting

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    Over the past few months, when I have posted information about charting in Office 2007, there has been plenty of feedback and discussion about the work presented. Today, I wanted to spend a bit of time addressing some of that feedback. When I read...
  • Tom Archer's Blog

    ReadyBoost Q&A

    • 443 Comments
    Back in April, I posted a blog entry on the ReadyBoost feature - the Windows Vista feature that allows you to use a USB key as virtual memory in order to enhance performance. While I originally intended the post to be an overview of ReadyBoost, it proved...
  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    "Save As PDF" Not In The Box After All

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    A few months back, I wrote a post about how Excel 2007 will enable customers to save their work as a PDF file by simply using the Save As command from within Excel. Well, it turns out that’s not looking like it will be the case – the feature will be available...
  • Andy Simonds Blog

    XPS, PDF and Adobe

    • 38 Comments
    So it is certainly an interesting news day today. For those interested in the world of PDF and XPS, you probably have already read the Wall Street Journal Article about changes we are making because of Adobe. There are also a few other articles that cover...
  • My B20 Life

    How we capture hi-def Vista video streams

    • 2 Comments
    We've developed a pretty novel way to capture presentation and demo content from Vista here at the PAC. There are a couple of old ways that don't work quite well, maybe you've used them: Convert the VGA signal to composite video. Use a continuous...
  • Steve Clayton

    GoogleEarth eat your heart out

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    I only just got around to checking out the UK release of Virtual Earth this evening and I am blown away. My friend Brad showed me Google Earth on the way home from Partner Conference last year during a stopover at Chicago and I remember thinking “crap...
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    Thoughts On Just-Completed BizTalk 2006 Beta Exam

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    Hopefully I don't get read the riot act, but I just finished taking the beta BizTalk 2006 exam and wanted to share some thoughts. First of all, it's 72 questions, VERY heavy on business rules and BAM. Also lots of scenarios revolving around trading...
  • Glen's old blog

    Registration for the South Carolina Code Camp 2.0 is now open!

    • 4 Comments
    Registration for the South Carolina Code Camp is now open. The camp will be held September 16-17 in the Greenville/Spartanburg area. Sign up today and mark your calendars!
  • Hans VB's WebLog - For FREE!!!

    Vista Beta 2 on MacBook Pro with Bootcamp? You bet!

    • 47 Comments
    Unbelievable, I got Vista running on my MacBook Pro. And it is just beautiful. I know I’m not the first, far from. I’ve seen people blog about this and more importantly, I got a lot of assistance from Jeff Dorsey, a system engineer in Redmond who had...
  • XPS Team Blog - XML Paper Specification and the Open Packaging Conventions

    XPS Test Tools

    • 5 Comments
    The Windows Driver Kit (WDK) Beta 2 contains several useful tools for working with XPS Documents, including: isXPS: Tool to validate various conformance requirements of produced XPS Documents. Still called by its former name, isReach , in this release...
  • Liza's Blog

    The BizTalk Server 2006 Best Practices Analyzer is available now!

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    Now you will now why I haven't updated the tutorials in the last few weeks. We just shipped the Best Practices Analyzer, and now it is available for down load. You use the Analyzer to check your BTS installation and configuration against our list of best...
  • Windows Forms Documentation Updates

    Script#: A New Way to AJAX

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    Apologies for the recent radio silence - I've been out of office due to a death in the family. I'll have more next week. In the meantime, if you dabble in both Web development as well as Smart Client development, you'll want to check out Nikhil Kothari...
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